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It's been 50 years this month since James Bond first made the leap from the printed page to the silver screen with the release of Dr. No in theaters. Six different actors — Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig — have played Ian Fleming's timeless character over the decades and, while his spy gadgets and cars may change, you can always count on Bond to surround himself with beautiful, resourceful, and downright deadly women.
Considering February is Bond Month on Reelz, we thought this would be a great time to look back at the sexy women who have helped to make James Bond the cultural icon of masculinity he has become. Is Ursula Andress's Honey Ryder still the top Bond Girl, the pinnacle of spy intrigue sex appeal, or is it time to christen a new queen?no such thing as too many bond girls
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Posted 02.04.13 by BrentJS
Finally! After a wait that lasted almost as long as Barnabas Collins' exile in a pine box, the first trailer and poster have arrived for Dark Shadows, director Tim Burton's adaptation of the Gothic soap opera from the late 1960s and early 70s. We guess it had to happen eventually, since the movie opens in less than two months.
For their eighth collaboration, Burton and actor Johnny Depp have enlisted the help of screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) to write the script, and, if the trailer is any guide, the result seems to be more along the lines of the eccentrically weird Ed Wood rather than the misguided remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The key is Depp's delightfully weird performance as Barnabas, who is cursed into being a vampire by the jealous Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), buried alive, and then uncovered 200 years later in the 1970s. With Angelique still looking for a way into his undead heart, Barnabas is instead concerned with bringing the Collins family back into their former glory. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.16.12 by Ryan
It's been a little while since we saw a new pic from Dark Shadows, director Tim Burton's adaptation of the Gothic soap opera, the most recent image being Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas Collins that arrived last month. To help fill the void, Shock Till You Drop has found a new still from European site Luces Camara Y Blog that features Depp staring down Eva Green's character of Angelique Brouchard, the witch that cursed Barnabas into being a vampire.
Dark Shadows was adapted by Seth Grahame-Smith, who knows something about looking at the horror genre with a sense of humor after writing the best-selling mash-up novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer (and writing the screenplay for the latter). In a conversation with BadAss Digest, Grahame-Smith said the tone of the movie is "soap operatic" — which makes sense considering the source material — that has a "an absurdist element to it." more from grahame-smith and see the full image >> Posted 02.16.12 by Ryan
Since coming to worldwide attention in last year's Alice in Wonderland, Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has been up for a variety of roles, including the lead role in American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Amazing Spider-Man, but didn't end up landing the roles.
According to Twitch, the latest part that Wasikowska could land in the female lead role in director Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, which is being offered to the actress. The role was originally offered to Rooney Mara, ironically, the actress that eventually won the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo role over Wasikowska, but turned down the role in October. Eva Green first cast in 300; new recruit for Ender's Game >> Posted 12.20.11 by Ryan
Recent "spy" photos from the set of the upcoming adaptation of Dark Shadows offered the first look at Johnny Depp as the 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins, and from the looks of it, Depp was wearing so much clownish goth make-up that it put his Mad Hatter role from Alice in Wonderland to shame.
Luckily, director Tim Burton has delivered a first look photo of the cast, where Depp, and the rest of the cast, look more like they just stepped out of the ABC gothic soap opera on which the movie is based. "I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series," Burton told EW. "For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image. I had a brief window of opportunity to have our cast present at the same time, the day before principle photography began. We decided to stage a similar picture instead of rehearsing, to see if we captured the Dark Shadows feeling." more about the strange Collins family >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
Last November, it was reported that Johnny Depp would start shooting Dark Shadows with director Tim Burton last month. Close enough.
Warner Bros. announced shooting has begun in England on the project, which is an adaptation of a Gothic soap opera created by Dan Curtis that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971 and centered around vampire Barnabas Collins (Depp), a role originally played by Jonathan Frid. Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies mash-up novel, wrote the script for the movie based on a story by John August and Grahame-Smith.
The Warner Bros. announcement also included a movie synopsis, giving those who remember the show the first chance to see how the adaptation will compare. read the detailed synopsis >> Posted 05.19.11 by Ryan
It appears that Tim Burton's much-talked-about movie adaptation of the '60s Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows is finally coming together. With only Johnny Depp attached to star in the movie for the longest time, the cast is finally beginning to be fleshed out with the recent news that Eva Green has been offered a leading role. Additionally, Jackie Earle Hayley and Bella Heathcoate are said to be "in talks" for key roles, as well. what are the roles being cast? >> Posted 02.04.11 by BrentJS
While Christian Bale and Michael Caine will definitely appear in The Dark Knight Rises, director Christopher Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight, Nolan has been taking his time filling two female roles in the upcoming sequel. In November, Nolan compiled a shortlist of actresses that he planned to meet with for either a love interest or villain role. The list included Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley, but latest shortlist includes several new names, with only two repeats. who's up for the roles? >> Posted 01.12.11 by Ryan
A casting notice including Green Lantern's love interest Carol Ferris was found in September, and it appears that Warner Brothers has narrowed its selection to five actresses. According to Latino Review, either Eva Green (Casino Royale), Keri Russell (Mission Impossible III), Jennifer Garner (Elektra), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), or Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) will play the part.
Our thoughts: Garner is certainly no stranger to comic book movie fans, but Elektra left a lot to be desired, while Russell provided the voice of Wonder Woman in the animated movie Warners and DC released this year. Kruger had a star-making turn in Basterds, while Lively seems ... largely out of place here. Green may have the upper hand considering that she worked with director Martin Campbell before on Casino Royale. Still, the casting will likely be contingent on how the ladies match up with Ryan Reynolds.
Which actress do you think should get the role? Leave us a comment below. Posted 12.22.09 by Ryan
Most movie-goers may never see Franklyn. It's a little sci-fi indie flick with hints of film-noir and destined to become an eclectic cult classic.
Opening in the UK on February 20, 2009, Franklyn stars Jay Fuller, Eva Green, and Bernard Hill, and is set between colliding parallel worlds of contemporary London and a futuristic metropolis called Meanwhile City. The tale follows four souls whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy, and whose destiny will be determined by a single bullet.
IGN has debuted the first trailer for the movie, and you can judge for yourself whether it is something that will appeal to the masses. Odds are, Grandma won't be going. Check it out, and then give us your thoughts. Posted 01.12.09 by reelz